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Group lauds Kachikwu, Baru over transformation, transparency in oil sector

A Pro-Niger Delta group, Niger Delta Oil Communities Agenda (NIDOCA), has commended Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, chairman, Board of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, and Maikanti Baru, the agency’s Group Managing Director (GMD), for the remarkable achieve- ments, transformation and transparency in the country’s oil sector.

The group gave the commendation on Sunday in Warri, Delta State, through a statement issued by Comrade Emma Akpovoka, its Director, Media and Publicity.

It said: “For the past three and half years, a careful review and assessment of happenings in the oil sector, the duo of Dr. Ibe Kachikwu and Maikanti Baru had worked collectively to attained the remarkable achievements and transformation in the country oil sector.”

The group further stated that though President Mu- hammadu Buhari had been the substantive Petroleum Minister, Kachikwu and Baru had initiated and implemented policies to his satisfaction of Mr. President.

“Under the present administration of President Buhari, the Nigeria oil sector has witnessed tremendous reorganization, become more effective, efficient and transparent to investors,” it stressed.

According to it: “It is evident that Kachikwu and Baru had maintained a quality working relationship, which was why they have been able to efficiently address or minimise pipeline vandalism and oil theft in the Niger Delta region. We do believe that Kachik- wu and Baru are still determined to do more and consolidate on the present achievements in the Next Level administration”.